Antique Needlework Tapestry Hunt Scene Fox Hounds Belguim Embroidery
Tapestries have been in production in Belgium for several hundreds of years, as early as the twelfth century. Up until the introduction of the Jacquard loom, which was founded very close to Belgium back in 1808, every single Belgian tapestry was hand woven by skilled weavers, most of whom had fled from France during the Hundred Year War. With so many weavers settling in Belgium, tapestry crafting became an integral part of Belgian culture to the point where Belgians are now the most reputable tapestry manufacturers in the world.
There are several themes found in Beatrix tapestries such as beautiful nature scenes, wild animals, lush gardens, and other such romantic concepts. Many of these tapestries are reproductions of art from the Renaissance period; however there are modern Beatrix tapestries available as well.
Antique Belgian tapestries are another option if you want to make a real investment into some artwork. While most of the really popular antique Belgian tapestries are in museums and family vaults, you can find authentic Belgian tapestries that are a hundred years old or more. Before the Jacquard loom revolutionized the production of tapestry weaving, only those of great wealth were able to afford tapestries for their homes, meaning antique Belgian tapestries on today's market could have very well once been the property of royalty.
As you can see, there are several good reasons to purchase a Belgian tapestry other than for decorative purposes. Aside from being among the most beautiful items to adorn your home, you can also rely on having something of great value and significance to pass down through your family for centuries to come.
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